Joining Ed for an interesting chat this week is Dr. Merve Keskin, a geomatics engineer and cartographer who works for the National Land Survey of Finland and the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute. Merve studies how people use maps with a focus on eye tracking. With the rise of mobile maps and mapping apps there is an assumption that getting around is simpler, but is it? Do the navigation tools affect our spatial cognition positively or negatively? Merve explains in detail what you can learn by studying how people use maps and gives some advice to cartographers who want to create maps that people will actually use. Tune in for this informative conversation.

The Geomob podcast is hosted by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of OpenCage, and Steven Feldman, of KnowWhere Consulting.

Every week we discuss themes from the geo industry, interview Geomob speakers, and provide regular updates about our own projects.